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The Best Songs in Dallas Music, 2009: Fizzy Dino Pop's Remix of Sore Losers' "Bizarre Celebrations" Has Us Cheering at No. 4

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[Editor's Note: Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be presenting my favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today we take an in-depth look at song No. 4 on the list--and, please, feel free to click after the jump for a free download of the track. Lastly, please keep checking back to see how the list pans out. Also after the jump, check out songs No. 40-26 in the Top 40 list that will update as it grows...]

No. 4: Sore Losers -- "Bizarre Celebrations (Fizzy Dino Pop Remix)"

Start with an enjoyable enough hipster hop ditty from local duo Sore Losers. Then toss out the beat, rearrange the verses and infuse it with Fizzy Dino Pop's growing Japanese-pop influence and undeniable aesthetic.

The result? Pure party genius.

Bonus mp3:

Sore Losers -- "Bizarre Celebrations (Fizzy Dino Pop Remix)"


Each of these acts saw moderate success in 2009: Sore Losers capably hopped onto the local hipster-hop craze spurred by Damaged Good$; meanwhile, Fizzy Dino Pop's become something of a fixture in the indie electro-dance scene, sharing bills with Neon Indian, Ishi and the like (as it will tonight at the Granada Theater). And both released new offerings earlier this month: Fizzy Dino Pop released a new EP and Sore Losers released its Free Loaders mixtape.

But it was back in July when these acts first teamed up over a shared affinity for 8-bit video games, releasing a split/collaborative EP called SUPERRVF. Here, within a little-circulated, 20-minute mix, that Fizzy Dino Pop's tinkering of Sore Losers' "Bizarre Celebrations" first saw the light of day. And our heads have been bopping to it ever since.

Innovatively further blurring the line between electro-dance and hipster-hop, the song is almost anthemic in its dancefloor aim; this isn't a dance track so much as a complete party-starter, conveniently wrapped up in a less than three-minute package for optimal enjoyment. And with its singalong hooks ("Party! Party! Party! Party! Party!") and irresistable synth line, it's catchy enough to leave you begging for more.

Fair enough: As the calendar turns to 2010, expect to see and hear more of both Sore Losers and Fizzy Dino Pop. More and more bills are already bearing their names--sometimes together, sometimes not. As both of these outfits gain experience and exposure and continue along their creative paths, we'll no doubt again to be impressed by their efforts. But it's tough to envision an output more unabashedly enjoyable than this first one.


The Top 40 Local Songs of 2009

(Links to music videos and free song downloads available where applicable; links to streams where neither a download nor video exists.)


40.
The Wax Museums

-- "Safety in Numbers"
39. Macon Greyson -- "Pushing Strings"
38. The Burning Hotels -- "Austin's Birthday" (video)
37. The Riverboat Gamblers -- "DissDissDissKissKissKiss" (video)
36. Salim Nourallah -- "Endless Dream Days"
35. The Phuss -- "Preacher, Preacher"
34. The Southern Sea -- "These Things Always End Badly"
33. Fungi Girls -- "Pacifica Nostalgia"
32. Giggle Party -- "Jason Bought a Hatchet" (video)
31. Carter Albrecht -- "Country Living" (stream)
30. This Old House -- "At Risk"
29. Occult Detective Club -- "You'll Follow Me" 
28. Bad Sports -- "Nothing But Agitation"
27. Darktown Strutters -- "Quakertown"
26. The Crash That Took Me -- "Patricia Lynn" (stream)
25. Red Monroe -- "Pat Mayse Lake"
24. Danny Balis -- "Tethered"
23. Sleep Whale -- "Cotton Curls"
22. PVC Street Gang -- "Cutlass" (video)
21. Air Review -- "Jura"
20. Xrabit & Damaged Good$ -- "Follow the Leader" (video)
19. Doug Burr -- "The Righteous Will Rejoice"
18. Seryn -- "We Will All Be Changed"
17. galleryCat -- "Say Say Say"
16. Sunnybrook -- "Waving Hands"
15. The O's -- "You've Got Your Heart"
14. Ishi -- "Pastel Lights"
13. Binary Sunrise -- "Five Minutes"
12. The Paper Chase -- "What Should We Do With Your Body? (The Lightning)"
11. Fergus & Geronimo -- "Tell It In My Ear"
10. Max Moon -- "Urban Outfitters"
9. Neon Indian -- "Deadbeat Summer"
8. Bosque Brown -- "This Town"
7. Dorrough -- "Ice Cream Paint Job"
6. RTB2 -- "When Hammer Hits Stone"
5. VEGA -- "No Reasons"
4. Sore Losers -- "Bizarre Celebrations (Fizzy Dino Pop Remix)"
3. ????????
2. ????????
1. ????????

...and be sure to keep checking back, as this list will update daily

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